This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Marilyn looks cold.
So pretty. I miss this.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
I was pretty impressed with this snowfall until the one that hit later in January. The second one shut a bunch of busses down. But the first one sure was pretty!
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
My street, snowed over.
My first major snowfall (and the only one I really faced this year). I sure wouldn't want to drive in this! But I did learn that it takes a hell of a lot to shut this city down.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.